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Central Austin is one of the most desired locations in Austin, due to its proximity to downtown businesses and nightlife, the State Capitol and other Texas government complexes, and the University of Texas campus. In MLS areas 1B, 4, UT, and DT, Central Austin always has been a popular place to live, work, and spend leisure time, and has seen an even greater resurgence since the introduction of high-rise and loft living. The skyline of downtown Austin has changed dramatically over the last decade and is a vibrant hub for many Austinites and for visitors and tourists.

Everything that's great about Austin (see Austin homes for sale) can be found in the Central district. This is where people come for entertainment, shopping, business, and a place to call home. Many of Austin's annual festivals are in central Austin, including the internationally renowned South By Southwest Music Festival, which helped the city become known as the "Live Music Capital of the World." Central Austin also is a hotbed of economic activity and high-tech innovation with its thriving business climate. Read More >>

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$250,000
508 W North Loop Blvd - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
1
Baths
1
SQ. Feet
864
Acres
0
Year Built
1948
$250,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Northfield Addn
1 br, 1 ba, 864 ft²
MLS® #: 1439589
Price:
$250,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
1
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
1439589
Sqft:
864
Acres:
0.00
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
NORTHFIELD ADDN
Property Listed By:
Keller Williams Realty

Classic Bungalow On Large Corner Lot In Emerging North Loop District. Hardwood Floors, Large Windows, Recessed Lighting & Office/study. Complete Remodel From The Studs In 2001 Including Plumbing & Electrical. Walk/ride To Neighborhood Restaurants & Shops. Easily Converted Back To 2 Bedroom.

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$374,400
102 Nelray Blvd - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
2
Baths
1
SQ. Feet
1,014
Acres
0.18
Year Built
1952
$374,400
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Highland Terrace
2 br, 1 ba, 1,014 ft²
MLS® #: 3109814
Price:
$374,400
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
3109814
Sqft:
1,014
Acres:
0.18
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Highland Terrace
Property Listed By:
Realty Austin

Fantastic Upgraded Central Atx W/ 2 Beds And Office. Walk To Drinkwell, Foreign & Domestic, Tigress & More. Moments From Dt, Blocks From Ut, Bike To Farmers Market, Or Just About Any Other Central Hotspot. Rare Oversized & Finished Out Garage, Recent Windows, Water Heater, Insulation, Kitchen & Bath Renovation. Sit On The Wrap Around Screened Porch Enjoying Your Morning...

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$389,000
5405 Avenue F - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
3
Baths
2
SQ. Feet
1,570
Acres
0.14
Year Built
1948
$389,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Highlands
3 br, 2 ba, 1,570 ft²
MLS® #: 7542517
Price:
$389,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
7542517
Sqft:
1,570
Acres:
0.14
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Highlands
Property Listed By:
All City Real Estate

This Home Has Great Bones But Needs Updating. Zoned Sf3 It's Sits On A Large Lot With Alley Access. It's One Of The Last Great Central Austin Neighborhoods That Is Still Affordable. It's An Easy Walk To North Loop That's Filled With Shopping And Restaurants And Convenient To 2222, Guadalupe And Lamar. It Feeds Directly Into Great Schools.

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$500,000
5603 A Jeffdavis Ave #a - Austin, TX 78756

Bedrooms
3
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
2,387
Acres
0.25
Year Built
2007
$500,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Shaded Pecan Condo
3 br, 3 ba, 2,387 ft²
MLS® #: 6750165
Price:
$500,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
6750165
Sqft:
2,387
Acres:
0.25
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Shaded Pecan Condo
Property Listed By:
Outlaw Realty (plr)

Recent Wood And Travertine Floors. Shows Like A Model Home. Ideal Opportunity To Own Newer Construction In The Best Central Austin Location. Large Master Bedroom With Great Closet And Spa Like Master Bath. Island Kitchen And Gourmet Features Ideal For Entertaining. High Ceilings Throughout Provide An Open Yet Comfortable Feel And Allow For Abundant Natural Light. Des...

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$439,900
5607 Roosevelt Ave - Austin, TX 78756

Bedrooms
3
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
2,192
Acres
0.13
Year Built
2008
$439,900
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Grovers Paradise
3 br, 3 ba, 2,192 ft²
MLS® #: 2795891
Price:
$439,900
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
2795891
Sqft:
2,192
Acres:
0.13
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Grovers Paradise
Property Listed By:
Ely Properties, Inc.

Rosedale Caftsman Style Home With A Sheik Ultra-modern Interior. The Main Level Is An Open Living/formal Dinning/kitchen Plan. Stained And Polished Concrete Floors, Large Gourmet Kitchen Complete With Wine Fridge That Opens To A Formal Dining Room. Upstairs Master Suite Is Gigantic With A Coffered Ceiling And Large Picture Window Overlooking The Backyard. Master Sui...

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$295,000
5411 Harmon Ave - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
4
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
1,416
Acres
0.14
Year Built
1983
$295,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Northvale Sec 02
4 br, 3 ba, 1,416 ft²
MLS® #: 1530366
Price:
$295,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
4
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
1530366
Sqft:
1,416
Acres:
0.14
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Northvale Sec 02
Property Listed By:
Kuper Sotheby's Itl Rlty

Rare 4 Bedroom/3 Bath Home Under $300k In North Loop. Close To Downtown And Ih-35

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$997,500
4811 Avenue G - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
3
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
3,110
Acres
0.23
Year Built
2005
$997,500
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Highlands
3 br, 3 ba, 3,110 ft²
MLS® #: 6802176
Price:
$997,500
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
6802176
Sqft:
3,110
Acres:
0.23
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Highlands
Property Listed By:
Hindsite 20/20 Real Estate Inv

Light And Bright Home On Oversized Lot In Hyde Park Wonderfully Blends Interior And Exterior. Private Courtyard Has Multiple Points Of Ingress/egress From Sanctuary Like Master Retreat Or From Huge Great Space With Vaulted Ceilings, Living/dining Areas, And Chef’s Kitchen. Separate 600 Sqft Upstairs Flex Space With Interior & Exterior Access Makes For Perfect Separate...

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$385,000
4802 Avenue H - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
3
Baths
1
SQ. Feet
1,092
Acres
0.14
Year Built
1932
$385,000
City: Austin
Status: Pending - Taking Backups
House in Highlands
3 br, 1 ba, 1,092 ft²
MLS® #: 8881207
Price:
$385,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
8881207
Sqft:
1,092
Acres:
0.14
Status:
Pending - Taking Backups
Subdivision:
Highlands
Property Listed By:
E3 Properties

Classic Hyde Park Bungalow. This 3/1 Home Features A Lovely Covered Front Porch, Wood Floors, High Ceilings And Vintage Tile In The Bathroom. Updated Kitchen With Contemporary Cabinets, Imported Italian Tile & A Classic Built In Buffet In Dining. Screened In Carport With Laundry Great For Storage, A Small Car Or Outdoor Living Space. Large Attic Provides Extra Storage....

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$925,000
4414 Rosedale Ave - Austin, TX 78756

Bedrooms
5
Baths
4
SQ. Feet
3,284
Acres
0.16
Year Built
1964
$925,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Rosedale B
5 br, 4 ba, 3,284 ft²
MLS® #: 9379707
Price:
$925,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
5
Baths:
4
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
9379707
Sqft:
3,284
Acres:
0.16
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Rosedale B
Property Listed By:
Pure Gold Realty

In Rosedale, On Rosedale! Steps From Ramsey Park, Stunning Renovation Boasts New Orleans Style Front Courtyard W/water Feature, Cute Backyard, Gorgeous Custom-stained Wood Floors, Newly Painted Cabinets In Master & Kitchen & Family Room. Granite/travertine & Ss Appliances, 2 Master Suites- 1up W/fp & 1 Down W/adj Office-opens To Garden & Previously Used As Game Room, St...

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$314,000
407 Franklin Blvd - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
3
Baths
1
SQ. Feet
1,033
Acres
0.18
Year Built
1947
$314,000
City: Austin
Status: Pending - Taking Backups
House in Northfield Add
3 br, 1 ba, 1,033 ft²
MLS® #: 2770420
Price:
$314,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
2770420
Sqft:
1,033
Acres:
0.18
Status:
Pending - Taking Backups
Subdivision:
Northfield Add
Property Listed By:
Realty Austin

Beautifully Updated 3/1 Near Hyde Park In Hot N. Loop! Extensively Renovated. Stunning Kitchen (2012) & Bath (2010) Remodel, Hvac, Refinished Hardwoods, Venetian Plaster, Gas Range, Quartz Counters. Outdoor Oasis W/pond & Fountain Perfect For Entertaining! Adorable Home Boasts An Amazing Location Blocks To Foreign & Domestic, Drink.well, The Triangle, Metro Transit, Ut ...

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$365,000
5303 Avenue H - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
2
Baths
1
SQ. Feet
1,296
Acres
0.14
Year Built
1946
$365,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Highlands
2 br, 1 ba, 1,296 ft²
MLS® #: 1264858
Price:
$365,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
1264858
Sqft:
1,296
Acres:
0.14
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Highlands
Property Listed By:
Homecity, Inc.

Great Little Austin Gem Just North Of Hyde Park. Original Hardwood Floors In This 2 Br, 1 Ba Home With Huge Covered Back Porch That Looks Out Onto Private Large Fenced Back Yard Surrounded With Bamboo. Detached Garage Has Been Converted Into A Dance Studio With Mirrors And Sprung Floors. Radiant Barrier Insulation In Attic.

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$659,000
804-b E 45th St - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
3
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
2,158
Acres
0.25
Year Built
2014
$659,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Ridgetop Annex
3 br, 3 ba, 2,158 ft²
MLS® #: 1872213
Price:
$659,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
1872213
Sqft:
2,158
Acres:
0.25
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Ridgetop Annex
Property Listed By:
Keller Williams Realty

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Properties in Central Austin

Urban excitement blends with old fashioned charm here, and much of Austin's heritage has been preserved. Central Austin is home to many beautiful historic sites, such as West Austin Park, and old neighborhoods such as Allandale, Pemberton Heights, and Brykerwoods. These areas feature some of Austin's finest historical homes, many of which are surrounded by large, carefully manicured properties dotted with mature oak and cottonwood trees, affording shade and privacy in Austin's busiest district. The University of Texas at Austin provides an additional backdrop of classic architecture and landscaping for many homes between Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and E Dean Keaton St.

Homes in Central Austin range from cottages from the 1800s to remodeled or new construction luxury homes to sleek, high-rise condominiums. Demand for all properties in Central Austin is high, and demand for condos has exceeded the availability of units in many cases, despite rampant construction over the last few years.

Central Austin Residential Real Estate Statistics

Price Range

$120,000 to $7,000,000

Average Price

$592,144

Median Price

$483,750

Size Range of Homes

440 to 13,673 square feet

Price Range of Homes (per square foot)

$105.59 to 795.46

Median Price (per square foot)

$254.85

Average Days on the Market

68

* Based on November 2012 Data

Neighborhood Location

Central Austin (see Central Austin homes for sale) is bordered to the north by FM 2222, the east by IH-35, the south by Lady Bird Lake, and the west by the Colorado River. Downtown is bordered to the north by MLK, the east by IH-35, the south by Lady Bird Lake, and the west by North Lamar. Central Austin is in zip codes 78701 (see 78701 homes for sale,) 78703 (see 78703 homes for sale,) 78705 (see 78705 homes for sale,) 78731 (see 78731 homes for sale,) 78751 (see 78751 homes for sale,) and 78756 (see 78756 homes for sale.)

Amenities and Attractions

Austin’s recorded history began in the 1830s when Anglo-American settlers arrived in Central Texas and founded the village of Waterloo on the banks of the Colorado River, the first permanent settlement in the area. By 1839, Waterloo adopted the name Austin and became the capital of the Republic of Texas. The Texas State Capitol is an enormous pink granite building with a dome taller than that of the U.S. Capitol, a point of pride for many Texans. The Capitol building enjoys a prominent place in the skyline at the head of Congress Avenue. Tourists tend to start at the Capitol Visitors Center in the old General Land Office building and move on to the Capitol itself, completing their tour a few blocks north at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, which includes three floors of exhibits and an IMAX theater.

On the opposite end of Congress Avenue is the 416-acre Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake,) which separates Central Austin from South Austin. Its nine bridges include the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, summer home to a colony of a million Mexican Free-tailed Bats , and the James D. Pfluger FAIA (Lamar Blvd.) Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge, which provides hikers, walkers, runners, joggers, and bicyclists with a safe means of getting from one side of the lake to the other.

Other popular attractions located along Congress Avenue are the Paramount Theatre, a restored motion picture palace that is mostly used as a performing arts venue but that often hosts movie premieres and revivals of classic films, and the Arthouse at the Jones Center, a gallery that shows innovative artwork.

On the east side of downtown, the leading attraction is East Sixth Street, often compared to New Orleans’ Bourbon Street. It is lined with bars and live music venues filled with college students and tourists. It is also home to the historical Driskill Hotel, a Victorian showplace that opened in 1886. Intersecting with East Sixth is Red River Street, which is known for such music venues as Emo's and Stubb's BBQ. A little further south is the 881,400 square foot Austin Convention Center.

West of Congress is the Second Street District, which includes Willie Nelson Boulevard. The Second Street District is lined with upscale restaurants, boutiques, the Austin Children's Museum, the Antoine Predock-designed City Hall, the Austonian, a residential skyscraper that is one of the tallest buildings in the state, Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater, and the W Hotel.

Just north of the Second Street District is the Warehouse District, with bars and restaurants aimed at a professional crowd. Its leading attractions include the venerable Antone's blues club, La Zona Rosa, Fado Irish Bar, Oilcan Harry's, Truluck's, Kenichi, and Sullivan's Steakhouse. North of that is yet another bar and restaurant district - West Sixth Street - which has flourished due to the increased population density created by high-rises. Its bars and restaurants include Opal Divine's Freehouse, Molotov, Ranch 616, Little Woodrow's, The Hoffbrau, Hut's Hamburgers, and Frank & Angie's Pizzeria.

At the intersection of West Sixth Street and North Lamar are Book People, the largest independent bookstore in Texas, Whole Foods flagship store, which is a wonderland for foodies, and Waterloo Records, one of the largest and most respected music stores in the United States. West of Lamar is a section of art galleries.

Just north of the State Capitol is the huge campus of the University of Texas at Austin. Book a tour of the UT Tower for a spectacular view of the city. The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, a block north of the Bob Bullock Museum, has collections of antiquities, prints, and European and American art dating from the Middle Ages to the present day. The Texas Memorial Museum, housed in an Art Deco building near the Law School, specializes in natural history and paleontology. The dinosaur and fossil exhibits are a huge hit with children.

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library & Museum has artifacts from the late President's political career and a reproduction of the Oval Office as it was decorated during his administration. Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium is home to Texas Longhorn football games, and the Frank Erwin Center is a venue for touring musical acts. The Visual Arts Center displays work designed by UT art students. The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center is a special collections library. While most of its holdings are accessible only to scholars, there are exhibits on the ground floor of some collection highlights, including the world's first photograph, a Gutenberg Bible, and other historical, literary, cinematic, and artistic treasures.

The area around UT is filled with bars, restaurants, and shops. The Drag is a section of Guadalupe Street west of campus stretching roughly from MLK Boulevard north to 32nd Street. While the Drag has lost some of the bohemian vibe that characterized it from the 70s to the 90s, it's still a great place for people-watching. Tourists can stock up on Longhorn-related clothing and other souvenirs at the University Co-op.

Further north is Hyde Park, a planned residential community known for its beautifully-restored Victorian and Craftsman-style homes. While there are pricier and more luxurious neighborhoods in town, if you asked many Austinites where they'd live if they had the money, they often say Hyde Park. One highlight of Hyde Park is the Elisabet Ney Museum, the home and studio of an eccentric sculptress who moved to Texas after establishing her reputation sculpting the famous and the powerful in Europe. Among her most familiar works are the statues of Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin in the southern entrance foyer of the State Capitol.

North of Hyde Park is North Loop, a hipster-dominated area that includes a few vintage stores, dive bars, and funky restaurants. West of downtown are such neighborhoods as Clarksville, Pemberton Heights, and Tarrytown. (If you explore Pemberton Heights, make sure and drive by the Pemberton Castle at 1415 Wooldridge Drive, which was used as the sales office for the subdivision in the 1920s).

Other attractions in the western part of Central Austin are Camp Mabry, a National Guard camp that is home to the Texas Military Forces Museum, and, on the shores of Lake Austin, the Austin Museum of Art-Laguna Gloria, which includes the Italianate villa of philanthropist Clara Driscoll, and an art school.

Nearby Parks and Outdoor Activities

  • Northwest Recreation Center (2913 Northland Drive)
  • Perry Neighborhood Park (4800 Fairview Drive)
  • Gaines Creek Greenbelt (4800 South Mo Pac Expressway)
  • Mount Bonnell at Covert Park (3851 Mount Bonnell Drive)
  • Mayfield House (3505 West 35th Street)
  • Mayfield Nature Preserve (3801 West 35th Street)
  • Reed Neighborhood Park (2614 Pecos Street)
  • Walsh Boat Landing (1600 Scenic Drive)
  • Lions Municipal Golf Course (2901 Enfield Road)
  • Ramsey Neighborhood Park (4301 North Rosedale Avenue)
  • Triangle Commons Pocket Park (722 West 46th Street)
  • Shipe Neighborhood Park (4400 Avenue G)
  • Elisabet Ney Museum (304 East 44th Street)
  • Bailey Neighborhood Park (1101 West 33rd Street)
  • Sparky Pocket Park (3701 Grooms Street)
  • Hancock Golf Course and Recreation Center (811 East 41st Street)
  • Lamar Senior Activity Center (2874 Shoal Crest Avenue)
  • Adams-Hemphill Neighborhood Park (201 West 30th Street)
  • Eastwoods Neighborhood Park (3001 Harris Park Avenue)
  • Shoal Creek Greenbelt (2600 Lamar Boulevard)
  • Caswell Tennis Center (2312 Shoal Creek Boulevard)
  • Johnson Creek Greenbelt (2001 Enfield Road)
  • West Enfield Neighborhood Park (2008 Enfield)
  • Mary Francis Baylor Clarksville Park (1811 West 11th Street)
  • Haskell House (1705 Waterston Street)
  • Palm Plaza Pocket Park (1524 Palma Plaza)
  • Pease District Park (1100 Kingsbury Street)
  • West Austin Neighborhood Park (1317 West 10th Street)
  • Austin Recreation Center (1213/1301 Shoal Creek Boulevard)
  • Duncan Neighborhood Park (901 West 9th Street)
  • Wooldridge Square (900 Guadalupe Street)
  • Waterloo Neighborhood Park (500 East 12th Street)
  • Symphony Square (1101 Red River Street)
  • Treaty Oak Square (507 Baylor Street)
  • Lamar Beach in Town Lake Metropolitan Park (1200 West Cesar Chavez Street)
  • Shoal Beach at Town Lake Metropolitan Park (707 West Cesar Chavez Street)
  • Republic Square (422 Guadalupe Street)
  • Waller Beach at Town Lake Metropolitan Park (30 East Avenue)
  • Sir Svante Palm Neighborhood Park (200 South IH-35 SVRD SB)
  • Brush Square—O. Henry Museum (409 East 5th Street)
  • Old Bakery and Emporium (1006 Congress Avenue)
  • Waller Creek Greenbelt (703 East 6th Street)

Central Austin Schools

Central Austin is in the Austin Independent School District (see Austin ISD homes for sale.)

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

Private Schools

  • AHB Community School
  • The Austin School for the Performing and Visual Arts
  • Bronze Doors Academy
  • City School
  • Clearview Sudbury School
  • Girls School of Austin
  • Griffin School
  • Khabele School
  • Odyssey School
  • San Juan Diego Catholic School
  • SRI Atmananda Memorial School
  • St. Paul Lutheran School
  • TNS Academy

The information being provided is for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing.

Based on information from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (alternatively, from ACTRIS) from October 31st, 2014 at 11:48am CDT. Neither the Board nor ACTRIS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. The Austin Board of REALTORS®, ACTRIS and their affiliates provide the MLS and all content therein "AS IS" and without any warranty, express or implied. Data maintained by the Board or ACTRIS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.